- fatherly (adj.)
- Old English fæderlic "fatherly, paternal; ancestral;" see father (n.) + -ly (1). Similar formation in Dutch vaderlijk, German väterlich. Related: Fatherliness.
- 1. His voice filled with fatherly concern.
- 2. He took my arm in a fatherly way.
- 3. He keeps a fatherly eye on his players.
- 4. He was a fatherly shoulder to cry on when things went wrong.
- 5. I'd like to give you some fatherly advice.
[ fatherly 造句 ]